Suspect arrested in deadly Kissimmee shooting, sheriff says

One person was shot and killed in Kissimmee on Monday, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office in what investigators are calling a homicide.

Deputies said Gany Narimanovich Djurabayev was arrested on Tuesday in the shooting death of Bekzod Nishonboev. 

During a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez described Djurabayev as a permanent resident of Osceola County who is approximately 42 years old and has no criminal history. He said Nishonboev, at approximately 31 years of age, was from Uzbekistan on a work visa that had expired in March 2022. 

Deputies said they responded to 1280 Arisha Drive regarding a shooting and when they arrived found bullet casings and traces of blood. Calls to area hospitals revealed that Djurabayev had taken Nishonboev to AdventHealth Celebration where Nishonboev died from his injuries, authorities said. 


Investigators said this shooting appeared to be an isolated altercation over a $5,000 dispute.

"The fight turned physical at one point, with the victim punching the suspect. The suspect when to his vehicle to retrieve a firearm, shot him and killed him," Sheriff Lopezs said.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 407-348-2222.